You know how the guy on your meditation tape tells you to find your ‘happy place’? We bet you a million ringgit and all the coconut rice in the world that it’s somewhere in South East Asia.

South East Asia is like a bag of mixed lollies where there are no liquorice allsorts (win!). Shop up a cheap tropical storm in Singapore, get your chakras realigned in Ubud, sip a cocktail on a beach in Thailand with a crew of people your own age (18-29 year olds, if we’re getting down to the nitty gritty), splash about under a waterfall in Laos or glide past stilt houses on Myanmar’s Inle Lake. So why go there in your mind when you can go there for real? Make your inner child happy and adventure your way through South East Asia on an epic Geckos small group adventure.

Why we love South East Asia

  • Find inner and outer peace in the cruisy town of Luang Prabang, where orange-robed monks roam the streets
  • Vietnamese food hits all five scientifically approved taste types: Sweet iced coffee, spicy payaya salad, salted pork and egg, bitter melon and hot and sour fish soup
  • ‘Orangutan’ is a Malay word meaning ‘person of the forest’. See why when you get up close to these highly intelligent (but endangered) dudes in the jungles of Borneo
  • Make like Lara Croft at the incredible ancient temples at Cambodia’s Angkor complex
  • Khao Sok National Park is like stepping into another world – an essential experience in Thailand, nature-lover or not

Trips in South East Asia

8 Days From R9,795

This is no weak week – get the best of northern Thailand in 8 days with a trip that...

15 Days From R13,617

From hectic Ho Chi Minh City to historic Hanoi, with Nha Trang, Hoi An, Hue and Halong...

16 Days From R21,925

A super trip through Thailand. From temples in the north (Chang Mai, Chang Rai etc etc)...

11 Days From R11,101

Get with Geckos to head from old-world Hanoi to ancient Hue and on to pretty Hoi An,...

9 Days From R10,705

Head down south from buzzing Bangkok to blissful Koh Samui, visit jungly Khao Sok...

12 Days From R11,380

This Geckos Cambodia trip’s got temples and beaches a’plenty, homestays and markets...

6 Days From R5,278

Get with Geckos in Cambodia – hang in Phnom Penh, hoover up street food, see powerful...

12 Days From R16,753

Take a trip to Laos with Geckos, checking out Thailand’s Bangkok and Chiang Mai, then...

14 Days From R21,375

It’s all jungle fun and swimming on this Geckos trip, from bustling Bangkok to jungly...

26 Days From R27,025

Take a trip with the lot – Angkor Wat, Sihanoukville beaches, Phnom Penh history, pho...

22 Days From R23,143

This Geckos trip is too great to fit in this tiny space, but in 22 days you’ll get...

12 Days From R17,005

From Ubud to traipsing up a volcano in Mt Batur and heading across the sea to Lombok...

11 Days From R17,612

See orangutans, take safaris through steamy jungle, climb Mt. Kinabalu and chill out in...

13 Days From R21,188

With Myanmar we’re seriously talking about getting off the beaten track with Yangon,...

21 Days From R30,905

From the bustling streets of Bangkok to the jungly jungle of Khao Sok, sleep on a raft,...

17 Days From R30,545

Check out the highlights of Laos and Cambodia, with Bangkok, Chiang Mai, the Mekong,...

33 Days From R49,190

Join Geckos for a trip of your South East Asian dreams – a little bit of Bangkok, a...

Our Destinations for South East Asia tours

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